I loved all of the details on my cape so much, that I decided I wanted an actual coat on a similar style. And lately, I've been more than obsessed with oversize jackets and I've naturally gravitated to the cocoon style.
I knew exactly what I had in mind: I wanted something that fit oversize and had a dramatic collar. I've also been checking out blanket coats as well. So while flipping through my pattern cabinet, I came upon Vogue 8696. Okay... not really a coat... more of a sweater, yet all of the details are there. My fabric is wool-blend coating (purchased at Hancock's last year), with NO-STRETCH.
Well... being the ME that I am, I decided to make it work anyway. Hey, it's only fabric. And the only way to learn if something will work is to test it out. So I went for it. I cut out the size large and I didn't make any alterations to the body of the design. Since I was using Views A/B (minus the belt), I lined mine with fabric from my stash. Here is the only change I made:
I had a small piece of lambskin leather in my stash and decided to add it to the sleeves.
Leather sleeves are a major trend this season and I knew this would be a great detail.
With the bulk of the fabric, I decided to omit the belt and just let the coat hang free.
I added cognac accessories to play off of the winter white: bag from Steve Madden and boots from Sam Edelman.
I can already tell you that this coat will see a lot of wear this season. It's so warm and comfy that it'll be the one I reach for the most!